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    Predict which of the following species is the most acidic. Explain.

    (A) Phthalimide
    (B) Benzamide

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    Acidity of organic acids is often predicted or compared using pKa. The lower the pKa is, the stronger the acid. For example, the pKa of R-C(O)-CH2-C(O)-R = 9 and that of R-C(O)-CH2-R = 19 (C(O) = ...

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